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6715 Cipriano Road, Lanham, MD 20706

rashadah  mateen

Director of Themba CLC since 2007

I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 18 years, developing /teaching young minds for 10 years and have been directing, mentoring and managing teaching teams for 8 plus years.

My goal as director is to build an influential community of parents, teachers and children with a strong focus on:

  • social,
  • educational,
  • physical,
  • emotional development.
Areas Of Expertise

  • Management of Early Childhood Education Center including all daily operations.
  • Responsible for fiscal soundness and program accountability.
  • Planned center program activities that reflect best practice and provide inclusive and developmentally appropriate learning experiences. 
  • Provided ongoing marketing and recruitment to ensure center met or exceeded budgeted enrollment and staffing. 
  • Developed and maintained a comprehensive recruitment, orientation and enrollment program. 
  • Supported accreditation, submitted annual reports and remain in compliance with the NAC Standards and Criteria.
  • Oversaw staff development, training and supervision along with mentoring and coaching.
  • Established “Parents as Partners” to provide for parental support and an opportunity to collaborate with families.
  • Maintained a creative, team building approach to job performance.
  • Provided services for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
  • Developed relationships with licensing, DSS Care Division, federal government, NAC,  public and community agencies.

meet our director